Civil Rights

This Morning’s Court Decision on the ‘Muslim Ban’

Dear community members and friends.   This morning, on the second day of Eid al-Fitr, we woke to news that the Supreme Court had made a decision on the pending 'Muslim Ban' cases. We understand there are lots of questions about what this means and how it impacts us. To those ends we have spent a large part of the morning reading the decision, speaking with colleagues and partners, and putting together some explanatory materials. Below you wi…

CAIR Says SCOTUS ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Ignores Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Emboldens Islamophobes in Trump Administration

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a limited version of the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” executive orders to take effect ignores the Islamophobic origins of the policy and emboldens Islamophobes in the Trump administration. The court said the ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority nations could be e…

ALERT: CAIR-LA Asks Muslim Community to Step Up Security Measures for End-of-Ramadan Activities After Recent Attacks

(ANAHEIM, CA, 6/19/17) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Muslim communities nationwide to step up security measures for end-of-Ramadan activities following a terror attack on Muslims outside a mosque in London, the murder of a Muslim teen near a Virginia mosque and t…

CAIR-LA Offers Condolences on Murder of Virginia Muslim Teen, Urges Probe of Possible Bias Motive

(ANAHEIM, CA, 6/19/17) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered condolences on the death of a Virginia Muslim teen who was murdered yesterday and called for a thorough investigation of a possible bias motive in the case. Police say 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Rest…

IRC Citizenship Workshop

CAIR-LA’s Immigrants’ Rights Center is proud to co-sponsor a Citizenship Fair with OCCORD and the Islamic Society of Orange County. Historically, the clients we assist at these workshops are non-Muslim immigrants from the Latino community. This particular workshop will take place the day after the launch of the first Latino Muslim collaborative event. By hosting both of these events at the largest masjid in SoCal, we want all immigrant populations to know that they have th…

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